While I know that skinny jeans are the thing these days, I don’t always want that. Skinny margaritas? Yes! Skinny jeans? Not all the time. So, I pulled out this classic pattern for making a straight-leg jean. I used this stretch cotton I had bought about 2 years ago. I have wanted a pair of […]
The pages on the followthethings.com begin as coursework set for groups of students taking a Geographies of Material Culture module at the University of Exeter. They also their own experiments of cultural activism, and write personal reflective journals on what they learn. Kate Brockie’s group were tasked to find a way to draw public attention to the work of mineral justice NGO […]
by HEIDI EMMETT Two years ago at a sewing retreat I saw a woman, Helen, working on an upcycled denim project and she was using safety pins in place of stitching(to hold it together). My project is in honor of Helen, an Octogenarian Ball of Creative Fire! Remember “Poochie?” Well, well, he used a pittance of […]
Made from 100% polyester fibers, Light Effects Floss is comprised of 6 size 25 easily separated strands. Light Effects uses a color numbering system that easily corresponds to the popular cotton DMC Embroidery Floss. You can add a subtle highlight to your stitching by combining one strand of cotton Floss with one strand of Light […]
The new DMC 517 Stranded Coloris is a multi-coloured thread including four shades all in one thread. With its bright colour burst, all shades complement each other harmoniously without getting into one simple gradient of tones. Stitch after stitch, each thread tells a story. Colour Variations is comprised of 6 size 25 easily separated strands, […]
As the sole of this foot does not lie flat on the feed dog, the Gathering foot feeds the fabric unevenly. Therefore a charming gathering effect results while sewing. Fits the Bernette B37 & B38.
The open embroidery sole offers a clear view of the embroidery area. Precise, creative free-motion works such as monogramming and Richelieu embroidery (‘cutwork’) as well as thread painting are simplicity itself with the free-motion embroidery foot. Also ideally suited to outline quilting, or the free-motion quilting of very small details (‘microstippling’). Fits the Bernette […]
The buttonholes can be sewn easily in different versions and either with or without using a cord. Any number of buttonholes can be sewn at exactly the same length. Fits the Bernette B37 & B38.
This foot is ideal for patchworking with exact seam allowances of 1/4 and 1/8 inch. The fabric edges can either be guided along the foot or the seam guide. This makes accurate sewing absolutely simple. Fits the Bernette B37 & B38.
The binder attachment creates practical edge finishes with unfolded bias tape in a width of 40 to 50 mm. Self-cut bias tape or cross grain knit strips can also be used for a professional look. Fits the Bernette B42 & B48.
This special presser foot serves the purpose to create professional-looking seams. It folds the fabric twice which results in a nice rollhem which is then properly fixed by the needle with a straight stitch. Fits the Bernette B42 & B48.
Difficult-to-work-with fabrics are best sewn using the Walking foot. It supports the fabric feed by a second feed dog on the upper side of the foot. The sewing project is moved simultaneously by the two feed dogs which allow a smooth sewing process. Fits the Bernette 37 & 38.
Every few months I sort through my scrap bag(s)… I can’t seem to waste anything….I never buy more than I need and I don’t have a big stash of fabric, I just purchase what I need for the project I’m making…but every project will end up leaving a few scraps behind. I love those scraps […]
Good Morning, Quilters! Today’s tutorial on how to quilt a baby chick is over at BERNINA’s WeAll Sew blog. It’s a fun, step-by-step tutorial and it even includes a video! If you follow BERNINA or Lori Kennedy Quilts on Facebook or Instagram-you may have seen the video. It has gone viral with more than 70,000 […]